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Can I drink alcohol on antibiotics

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: That depends on the antibiotic. In most cases it's ok, but people taking Metronidazole (flagyl) or tinidazole (tindamax) should wait until at least 4 ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes you can, BUT: it always worries me when people find drinking so important that they need to ask this kind of a question. I would also wonder what kind of infection ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Limited: It depends on the antibiotic. The only one that causes serious adverse reaction consistently is Metronidazole (also called Flagyl).
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Which antibiotic.: You can check by entering the name of the antibiotic and alcohol in a drug interaction checker on line.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Wait 24-48: To be safe and to let the antibx work most effectively, wait 24-48 hours, than you can drink etoh in moderation and responsibly only. Best wishes.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends: On the antibiotic and how much you drank.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher John
44 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Generally it's ok: Whilst many drugs should not be taken with alcohol antibiotics are not usually affected to a significant degree.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Parr
55 years experience Addiction Medicine
Ennter an answer sum: Best to avoid alcohol with any antibiotic treatment.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
When checking this: On a drug interaction checker, it indicated that there can be minor, clinically insignificant but unspecified interactions. Should be fine but don't d ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No interference: Alcohol in moderation rarely interferes with any antibiotic, and won't have any effect on nitrofurantoin (Macrobid®). Don't overdo it, but otherwise n ... Read More

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